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If I ask my doctor to admit me in the hospital is he obligated to?

If I ask my doctor to admit me in the hospital is he obligated to?

Not likely: You get admitted to a hospital only if there is a reason for needing the hospital. ...Read more

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How do I get my doctor to admit me to the hospital for back pain?

How do I get my doctor to admit me to the hospital for back pain?

Don't try: There is no need for a hospital admission to treat back pain. To solve the problem, find an experienced pain specialist and get it treated. ...Read more

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Hi. I have the shingles. I need to get rest and no stress. Can I get a doctor to admit me to the hospital for that?

Hi. I have the shingles. I need to get rest and no stress. Can I get a doctor to admit me to the hospital for that?

Probably not: When we admit people to the hospital, it has to be recognized as medically justifiable or insurance won't pay for it. It would have to be a very extreme case of shingles (which is possible, but quite rare) that would warrant hospitalization. No insurance company would cover that. If you can afford to pay out of pocket for that, then you are better off going on vacation and staying in a hotel. ...Read more

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If I told my doctor I attempted parasuicide, would they admit me to the hospital?

If I told my doctor I attempted parasuicide, would they admit me to the hospital?

Probably not: Indications for psychiatric hospitalization are much different today than they used to be. Today, one gets hospitalized if there is no adequate treatment involving less intensive containment. So, if someone isn't acutely in danger of suicide or harming someone else, or if judgment isn't so impaired as to put him or her in danger, then another option is usually employed. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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I want my doctor when admitted to hospital. How can I insist he call the shots? He knows me best.

You can't: Sorry. The system is changing. Many hospitals now have "hospitalist services" who take over when you're admitted. Even in hospitals using the older system, your doctor must necessarily be in an "on-call" schedule since he/she can't be available all the time. Electronic medical records make "hand-off" communications excellent though. I advise that you see your doctor in the office after discharge. ...Read more

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How do you get admitted to the hospital for migraines and how long do you stay there? My doctor wants me to be hospitalized.

How do you get admitted to the hospital for migraines and how long do you stay there? My doctor wants me to be hospitalized.

Your doctor knows: Your doctor will handle the details. You just pack a few things to take with you and your folks will let you know when it's time to go. ...Read more

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My 7 month old may have pneumonia we have been admitted to the hospital. Doctors cannot decide if the X-ray is accurate what should I do?

My 7 month old may have pneumonia we have been admitted to the hospital. Doctors cannot decide if the X-ray is accurate what should I do?

Hang in there.: Commonly kids and adults are admitted to hospital to make sure basic needs are met (oxygen intake, fluids, able to breath) and treated for pneumonia. If kid looks sick and the chest xray is not that helpfull. It's better to admit and treat. Give it time, and your kiddo will get better. There is an old saying in medicine "treat the patient, not the xray.". ...Read more

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How do I get to be admited to hospital with cronick chest pain I do see my doctor but i, m still sick in daily for long time just like further testing?

How do I get to be admited to hospital with cronick chest pain I do see my doctor but i, m still sick in daily for long time just like further testing?

Unlikely to happen: In this age of medicine, patients typically do not get admitted to the hospital for a "workup". Evaluations are done as an outpatient. Admissions are for acute problems. Even my elective open heart surgeries come into the hospital on the day of surgery. The workup for surgery is all done through an outpatient approach. ...Read more

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Would a doctor admit a patient to the hospital who has severe vertigo?

Would a doctor admit a patient to the hospital who has severe vertigo?

Hospital stays: Whatever the cause, people who cannot walk or who have incessant nausea and vomiting are often admitted to the hospital for care. If the diagnosis is vertigo, that is no exception. Sometimes the hospital stay is helpful for obtaining diagnostic proof of this condition as well. ...Read more

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Will a hospital admit me if my OCD is out of control and causing me not to eat I can't see my doctor until 3 weeks cause she's at new office?

Will a hospital admit me if my OCD is out of control and causing me not to eat I can't see my doctor until 3 weeks cause she's at new office?

OCD hospitalization: Not withstanding any diagnosed conditions such as OCD, hospitalization has to be considered for life-endangering consequences of not eating or restricting fluids. ...Read more

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Hello doctor, My son got measles on December, and he was admitted in hospital for 5days due to heavy fever. Again now there is a symptoms of measl?

Hello doctor, My son got measles on December, and he was admitted in hospital for 5days due to heavy fever. Again now there is a symptoms of measl?

It happens: A kid can certainly get fever again a few months after a prior illness. It will not be a recurrence of measles, since the kid now has natural immunity. It can be any one of thousands of viral or bacterial illnesses, some of which also produce rashes. ...Read more

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Would doctors check for pernicious anemia with standard hospital bloodwork for a 58 yr old female admitted with confusion?

Would doctors check for pernicious anemia with standard hospital bloodwork for a 58 yr old female admitted with confusion?

They likely would: Yes, pernicious anemia would likely be tested as it could be one of possible explanations for confusion. If it is treated early, further damage may be prevented. ...Read more

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Is is mandatory to do by pass surgerory I am in us, my father is in india and he is 58year. He don't have high BP or diabities or nothing. Just few days before he felt dizzy and then doctor told that it is high blood pressue and need to admit in hospital

Is is mandatory to do by pass surgerory I am in us, my father is in india and he is 58year. He don't have high BP or diabities or nothing. Just few days before he felt dizzy and then doctor told that it is high blood pressue and need to admit in hospital

No: There is no requirement for cardiac bypass surgery; if your father needs to be admitted, it must be more than high blood pressure. Ask your father to give permission to his doctor to speak to you directly, so that you can have a better idea why the dr wants your father admitted. ...Read more

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What may cause a leg to leak clear fluid in an 86 year old lady? The dressings are being changed every half hr or so. Should she be admitted to the hospital? Her doctor put her on a five day antibiotic, but it continues to leak.

What may cause a leg to leak clear fluid in an 86 year old lady? The dressings are being changed every half hr or so. Should she be admitted to the hospital? Her doctor put her on a five day antibiotic, but it continues to leak.

If: If she has an infection (as the antibiotic prescription suggests), that alone could cause some fluid to weep from the site.

If not, the causes of fluid leaking from the skin are tied to increased fluid pressure in the tissues. This can be caused by a blockage in the veins or lymphatic ducts that drain the leg, or by severe heart failure or overall fluid overload (as seen with kidney and liver failure). However, in the case of major organ failure, it is unlikely that the leakage would be limited to one leg.

It sounds like this is a pretty significant problem with dressings needing to be changed as often as you indicate. Given her age, and the difficulty that she likely has in managing these dressing changes, hospitalization might not be a bad idea. Certainly, if it's been more than a few days since she was seen, and if things are not improving, she should at least be seen again by her doctor. ...Read more

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Should I go to the hospital or doctor's help?

Should I go to the hospital or doctor's help?

I am sorry but: You haven't told us what the problem is. Severe abdominal pain, temp > 104, uncontrolled bleeding, difficulty breathing, chest pain are some reasons to go to an er. ...Read more

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How to know if I should go to the doctor or hospital?

Go.: If you feel like there is something wrong with you you can always call your PCP, go to an urgent care, or to the ER. They can evaluate you and give you information. ...Read more